Cauveins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Cauveins has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy. The name is derived from when the family lived at Cauville, in the department of Calvados, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Cauveins family
The surname Cauveins was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat in De Cauville, in the department of Calvados, the arrondissement of Falaise in the canton of Thury-Harcourt.
Early History of the Cauveins family
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Cauveins Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Cauveins is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Calvin, Cauvin, Callvin, Calvain, Calvein, Cauvain, Cauvein, Callvain, Callvein, Calvins, Cauvins, Callvins, Calvains, Calveins, Cauvains, Cauveins, Callvains and many more.
Early Notables of the Cauveins family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Jean Cauvin (1509-1564), birth name of John Calvin, the French theologian, religious reformer and writer. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian...
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Migration of the Cauveins family
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Cauveins has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cauveins were C. Calvin, aged 30; who settled in New Orleans in 1821; Francis Calvin settled in Virginia in 1654; James Calvin settled in Georgia in 1734; James Calvin settled in Philadelphia in 1848.
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